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Baldios and Common Property Resource Management in Portugal

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dc.contributor.author Brouwer, Roland
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-13T14:31:04Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-13T14:31:04Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/9493
dc.description.abstract "The baldios are an ancient tradition in Portugal. The royal rolls by which kings acknowledged privileges during the Middle Ages refer to the baldios. These lands have always been a bone of contention between the rich and the peasants, between shepherds and farmers and between local groups and central authorities (including the forest service). As late as 1875, the baldios comprised more than 4 million ha but, by the advent of the Estado Novo (new state regime) in 1933, usurpation and government-backed individualized privatization had reduced them to some 450 000 ha (or about 5 percent of the land surface of Portugal). These remaining lands are concentrated in the north and the interior of the country." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.title Baldios and Common Property Resource Management in Portugal en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Portugal en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Unasylva en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 46 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 37-43 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US


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